Apr 252011

Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch is to assist Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Accident Investigation in the investigation of the collision between the UK-registered OOCL Finland and the Russian registered Tyumen-2 at about 0500UTC on 14 April,2011 in restricted visibility. A pilot and a channel controller aboard Tymen-2 were killed and two others seriously injured in the incident.

Russian authorities have already blamed the incident on the OOCL Finland although no investigation had been carried out. Continue reading »